Restarting Arts festivals in Eden-Monaro

Dec 29, 2021

The Morrison Government is reigniting the arts and cultural sector in Eden-Monaro, with one project set to share more than $2.7 million under Round 13 of the Festivals Australia program.

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Festivals Australia program is helping to reunite regional and remote communities with arts and culture.

“Through this targeted funding, including the additional $2.4 million provided through the Regional Arts Tourism Experiences package, we are providing access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that will help boost tourism across Australia’s regions,” Minister Fletcher said.

“We know that regional and remote artists, organisations and communities have been significantly affected by the pandemic, which is why this assistance is invaluable for the sector and is supporting a vibrant and sustainable future for festivals across Australia.”

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the Round 13 funding will support local artists and communities reemerge from the pandemic, while also providing a critical boost to the economy.

“I’m pleased to announce that Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project Incorporated has received $6,350 for its ‘Creative Communities’ project through Round 13 of the Festivals Australia program,” Senator Molan said.

“This workshop program will be delivered by six well known local artists, and will provide an opportunity for the participants to showcase their skills through a diverse range of art offerings.”

The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals in regional and remote Australia.

The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021-22.